I can’t remember where I read this anecdote, but one blocked writer remembered that her father told her she was getting “too excited” as a child. She stuffed the feelings and developed headaches.
My story too. My father told me just about every day that I was too excited, that I need to calm down. I have always assumed he was right and I was too excited and excitable and it was a major character flaw. It also made me appear less manly, according to him. (He also thought carrying an umbrella was effeminate. So when I got to campus the first two questions from my roommate were “where are the rest of your clothes?” and “where is your umbrella?” )
The therapist urged his client to enjoy the excitement. I am going to try it. I suspect it will also help me to have more energy. I can stop apologizing for my energy and enthusiasm.
Accepting her own energy broke her block. I think it will help my writing immensely? How do you handle your excitement?